Monday - DO NOW: Thus far in the play, what would you consider to be the climax? Is there something bigger coming? Finish reading Act IV. Discussion questions in pairs. Catch up with the movie.
Tuesday - Read ACT V Scenes 1-3 (up until Romeo's death). Stop and compare/contrast the two other film versions and see which one is most authentic. What are the differences? Is one more confusing than the other. Discuss and share out. Continue reading, if time. Movie.
Wednesday/Thursday - Finish reading play. End of book discussion questions. Finish watching the movie. Introduce students to the final projects for the play. We will have class time for the students to work on their projects next week. Enjoy the long weekend!
Friday - NO SCHOOL DUE TO GOOD FRIDAY.
Monday - DO NOW: Are there different types of love? Explain in your journal. Looking at the different types of love present within Romeo and Juliet. Students will find parts of the book that supports each kind of love. Share out. Assign out parts and continue reading as a class. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - Begin class with "What We Know" activity. This will be important as we transition into the end of the book. Discuss with a partner and write on the board. Iambic pentameter/rhyme scheme work. Act out reading and watch movie.
Wednesday/Thursday - Rewrite the Friar's plan for Romeo and Juliet. What were the problems within the plan? Address the mistakes in the plan and make amendments for each. Share out. Read and watch movie.
Friday - The students will read an article that gives an opposing view to reading the play in school. This reading will mimic the types of questions that the students will have on the SAT in the next few years. Review article as a class. Read together.
Monday - Since we missed three days last week because of the storm, we still have two more days to write our in-class essays. We will go to the computer lab today.
Tuesday - SNOW DAY.
Wednesday/Thursday - Because of ANOTHER SNOW DAY, we will use today as our last day in the computer lab for our papers. The final papers are due at the end of class.
Friday - Share out thesis statements and what each student wrote their paper on. Journal entry on writing process. Read as a class. DO NOW: Why has Capulet's feelings about Juliet's marriage to Paris changed? Discussion on parental concern to social status.
Monday - Go over writing assignment - this will be an IN-CLASS ESSAY, so everything will be done in class. Talk over writing prompts. Begin finding quotes for paper. Work on outline for paper.
Tuesday - Read for the first 15 minutes of class. Time in either the computer lab or with the computer cart to work on Romeo and Juliet paper.
Wednesday/Thursday - Read for the first 15 minutes of class. Time in either the computer lab or with the computer cart to work on Romeo and Juliet paper.
Friday - Papers will be due by the end of the class. Students can either finish up their papers, peer edit, review, or turn in their paper and work on an article of the week.
Monday - DO NOW: Who is your favorite character thus far in the play? Explain your thoughts. Journal entry in that character's point-of-view. Share out journals. Continue reading Act II. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - Film analysis of the famous balcony scene in Act II. Students will watch the other two versions of the film that we have yet to see - Luhrmann and Zefirelli - and compare and contrast each. Individual work on worksheet. Share out. Continue reading and watching movie.
Wednesday/Thursday - How many different themes have appeared thus far in Romeo and Juliet? Students will get into pairs and list as many as possible. What about different conflicts? List again. Close look at medicine during the time period. Continue reading as a class.
Friday - Today we will just read aloud and answer our reading questions, as it is a half-day and classes are shortened. Continue back with a normal schedule on Monday!
Monday/Tuesday - NO SCHOOL. ENJOY THE SHORT BREAK.
Wednesday/Thursday - Students will create a character map for all of the Montagues and Capulets. Who is who? Who falls under each house? Iambic pentameter/rhyme scheme practice. Read and watch movie.
Friday - Timeline of events up to this point. Assign out parts and continue with our reading. Work on reading questions in groups. Movie, if time.
Monday - Since our unexpected snow day took time away from us last week, we will make up the iPhone exercise today, if need be. Read as a class. Discussion questions in journals and with a partner. Continue watching movie.
Tuesday - Iambic pentameter work. Group work for selected lines from some of Shakespeare's works. Share out. Pass out vocabulary words. Read as a class. Movie.
Wednesday/Thursday - Shakespeare and Elizabethan Theatre jigsaw activity. Share out and discuss. Reading question work. Read. Movie.
Friday - Quiz on Act I of the play. Vocabulary will also be a part of this quiz. Assign out parts and continue with our reading as a class.
Monday - Essays are due. Students will turn in their papers and we will be done with our Hemingway Code Hero unit! Looking at famous quotes from Romeo and Juliet. What questions do you have about the book? What do you hope to learn? Anticipation guide independent work. Face-to-face activity. Share out.
Tuesday - Independent reading for the first 15 minutes of class. Prologue activity. Partner work. Continue reading as a class.
Wednesday/Thursday - Prezi on the life of William Shakespeare with guided notes. Assign out reading parts. Begin movie.
Friday - Romeo iPhone activity. Independent writing work. Share out as a whole class. Continue reading and watch movie, if time.
Monday - Continue with The Pursuit of Happyness. Students will continue filling out their graphic organizers and plan their essays.
Tuesday - NO RED INK for the first 15 minutes of class. Finish movie, if needed. Create essay outline and paragraphs. Conclusion work.
Wednesday/Thursday - Work day in computer lab.
Friday - Last day to work on essay in computer lab. Peer edit, if complete. Essay will be due on Monday.
Midterms are Monday - Wednesday. GOOD LUCK!
Thursday - Begin our last part of The Old Man and the Sea unit: the code hero essay. We will compare the code hero characteristics from the book to the famous Will Smith movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. Pass out writing planner and outline, which will be completed as the students watch the film. Begin watching the movie.
Friday - Continue watching the movie and working on our writing planner/outline.